Douwe Driehuis

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West Shore Community College

Program Guide: International Relations

First Year

First Semester
ENG 111 3
MTH 151 4
Foreign Language I 4
ECO 136 3
Elective 3
Second Semester
ENG 112 3
Foreign Language II 4
Elective 3
Elective 3
ECO 137 3

Second Year

First Semester
Lab Science elective 4
U.S. Diversity elective 3
Humanities elective 3
Foreign Language III 4
Second Semester
Science elective 4
GEO 133 3
Elective 3
Foreign Language IV 4


  • Degree offered: B.A.  Students must demonstrate a fourth semester of a modern spoken foreign language for this major.
  • This guide fulfills the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).  Science electives must be selected from different disciplines.  Humanities elective must be a non-foreign language course.  Please check with your community college advisor for additional associate degree requirements.  GVSU will still honor the MACRAO agreement.
  • U.S. Diversity electives:  ANT 115, SOC 275, HIS 145, HIS 146


Career opportunities in the field of international relations have expanded as interaction among nations has increased. Many international relations majors will pursue careers with multicultural corporations in fields of international marketing, finance, and business. International careers in the public sector include opportunities in the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, and the Central Intelligence Agency, among others. Some graduates of the international relations program will pursue careers with international civic and nonprofit organizations. In addition, there is an increasing demand for professionals with international relations backgrounds in the fields of journalism, teaching, information technology, and research.

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